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Why We Give Up On Prayer

If you are tempted to quit praying, don’t. Christians have become children of God through faith. We do not pray I order to persuade or manipulate God to do what we want. No. We pray as children making our requests known to our Father in Heaven, trusting in his good judgement and timing.

Why Christians Eat Lobster While Obeying the Old Testament’s Sexual Laws

Why do Christians obey the Old Testament’s laws about sexuality but still eat shellfish? The reason why is found by understanding the different types of laws in the Old Testament and the nature of human sexuality.

Is Online Church a Real Church?

Judah Smith’s “The City Church” has caused a buzz with the release of ChurchHome, an online church for people around the world. This article explores what is faithfully admirable about this effort while also unpacking some serious concerns.

How Can a Good God Allow Suffering?

Why does God allow us to suffer? This is a question has led many to abandon their faith and turn to atheism. Terrible things happen to some really wonderful people, and it doesn’t always make sense. So how can we continue to live by faith and trust in God? 

Do False Teachers Concern You?

Do false teachers concern you? Do you ask theological questions about the books you read, music you listen to, shows you watch, or teachers you learn from? 

How Should The Church Respond to Violence?

When school shootings and violence become normal, how should Christians and the Church respond? Are “thoughts and prayers” enough, or do they lead us to action?

What Makes a Good Sermon?

What are the marks of a good Christian sermon? Here are four marks that I have found useful as I’ve grown in preaching over the last twelve years of ministry.

What is the Armor of God?

What is the armor of God and how should Christians put it on? The armor of God equips the Christians to live in light of the gospel for the glory of God.

Why Did God Need to Become Human? (aka: Why Christmas?)

The gospel is at the heart of Christmas: the gift of salvation through the life and work of Jesus Christ. But why did Jesus need to be fully man and fully God?

God Chose a Poor Family

Mary and Joseph were poor. God entrusted this poor but godly family to raise the Son of God. Their simple obedience was of greater value than anything else.

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